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Installing MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 Speakers 



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Installing MacBook Pro 15" 
Retina Display Mid 2012 

Speakers 

Written By: Brett Hartt 



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MacBook Pro and Air 5-Point Pentalobe MacBook Pro 15" Retina Right Speaker 



Screwdriver (1) 

Plastic Opening Tools (1) 

Spudger (1) 

T5 Torx Screwdriver (1) 



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MacBook Pro 15" Retina Left Speaker 
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SUMMARY 

The left and right speakers are paired together in the MacBook Pro with Retina display. 
Therefore, they should be replaced as a pair. Use this guide to help you out with that 
process. 



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Step 1 — Lower Case 




• Remove the following pentalobe 
screws securing the lower case to 
the MacBook Pro with Retina 
display. 

♦ Eight 3.0 mm 

# Two 2.3 mm 



Step 2 




• Lifting from the edge nearest the 
clutch cover, lift the lower case off 
the MacBook Pro. 

• Set the lower case aside. 



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Step 3 — Battery Connector 




• Peel back the warning label 
covering the battery connector. 



Step 4 




• Using the flat end of a spudger, gently pry the battery connector straight up out of its 
socket on the logic board. 

• Bend the battery cables back and out of the way, ensuring that the battery connector 
doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board. 



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Step 5 — AirPort/Camera Cable 




• Use the tip of a spudger to pry the 
three AirPort antenna cables 
straight up off of their sockets on 
the AirPort board. 



Step 6 




• Use the tip of a spudger to push 
the camera cable connector out of 
its socket on the logic board. 

• Be sure to push parallel 
to the board, pushing first 
on one side, then the other to 
"walk" the connector out of its 
socket. 



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Step 7 




• Insert the flat end of a spudger underneath the rubber heat sink cover on the right fan. 

• Slide the spudger underneath the length of the cover, releasing the adhesive. 

• Lift the cover and flip it back so that you can access the cables underneath. 



Step 8 




• Use your fingers to pull the AirPort/Camera cables up off the fan. 

• The cables are adhered to the fan, so peel them up carefully to prevent ripping 
any. 

• Carefully de-route the cables from the plastic cable guide. 







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Step 9 — I/O Board Cable 




• Using the flat end of a spudger, pry the I/O Board connector straight up out of its socket on 
the logic board. 

• In a similar fashion, remove the I/O Board connector from its socket on the I/O Board. 

• Remove the I/O Board cable from the MacBook Pro. 



Step 10 — Right Fan 




♦ Remove the single 2.9 mm T5 Torx 
screw securing the AirPort card to 
the logic board. 



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Step 11 




• Grasp the side of the AirPort card and pull parallel to the logic board, removing the AirPort 
card from the MacBook Pro. 



Step 12 




• Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the right fan ribbon cable ZIF 
socket. 

• Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself. 

• Gently pry up the right fan ribbon cable from the logic board. 



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Step 13 




• Remove the following three screws 
securing the right fan to the logic 
board: 

♦ One 4.4 mm T5 Torx screw 

One 3.9 mm T5 Wide Head Torx 
screw 

One 5.0 mm T5 Torx screw 



Step 14 




• Lift and remove the right fan out 
from the MacBook Pro. 



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Step 15 — Left Fan 




• Use the flat end of a spudger to lift 
the rubber heat sink cover up off 
the left fan. 



Step 16 




• Remove the following three screws 
securing the left fan to the logic 
board: 

♦ One 4.4 mm T5 Torx screw 

One 5.0 mm T5 Torx screw 

One 3.9 mm T5 Wide Head Torx 
screw 



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Step 17 




• Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the left fan ribbon cable ZIF socket 

• Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself. 



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• Starting at the top of the cable, slide a plastic opening tool under the left fan cable to free it 
from the logic board. 

• Use caution when freeing the cable, as it is strongly adhered to the logic board. 



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• Lift the left fan out of the device. 



Step 18 — SSD 




♦ Remove the single 3.1 mmT5Torx 
screw securing the SSD to the 
logic board. 



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Step 19 




# Slightly lift the rightmost side of the SSD and firmly slide it straight away out of its socket 
on the logic board. 



Step 20 — I/O Board 




• Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the I/O board data cable lock and rotate it toward the 
battery side of the computer. 

• Use the flat end of a spudger to slide the I/O board data cable straight out of its socket on 
the logic board. 

• Do not lift up on the I/O board data cable, as its socket is very fragile. Pull the 
cable perpendicular to the face of the logic board. 



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Step 21 




♦ Remove the two 3.1 mm T5 Torx screws securing the I/O board to the logic board. 

• Carefully lift the I/O board and remove it from the lower case. 



Step 22 — Logic Board Assembly 




• Use the flat end of a spudger to pry 
the headphone jack connector up 
from its socket on the logic board. 



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Step 23 




• Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the left speaker connector up and out of its socket on 
the logic board. 

• Use the tip of a spudger to pry the right speaker connector up and out of its socket on the 
logic board 

• Be sure to pry on the cable head, and not on the socket itself. Prying on the socket 
may cause it to separate from the logic board. 



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Step 24 




• Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the keyboard ribbon cable ZIF 
socket. 



• Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself. 

• Use the flat end of a spudger to pull the keyboard ribbon cable out of its socket. 



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Step 25 




• Use the flat end of a spudger to pry 
the battery indicator connector up 
from its socket on the logic board. 



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Step 26 




• Use the flat end of a spudger to pry 
the keyboard backlight connector 
up from its socket on the logic 
board. 



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• Use the tip of a spudger or your 
fingernail to flip up the retaining flap 
on the microphone ribbon cable ZIF 
socket. 

• Be sure you are prying up 
on the hinged retaining flap, 
not the socket itself. 



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• Pull the microphone ribbon cable 
out of its socket. 



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Step 28 




• Use the tip of a spudger to pry the display data cable lock and rotate it toward the DC-ln 
side of the computer. 

• Pull the display data cable straight out of its socket on the logic board. 

• Do not lift up on the display data cable, as its socket is very fragile. Pull the cable 
parallel to the face of the logic board. 



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Step 29 




• Use the flat end of a spudger to 
carefully pry off the rubber screw 
cap on the raised screw head near 
to the MagSafe 2 connector. 



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Step 30 




• Remove the following six screws 
securing the logic board to to the 
upper case: 

♦ One 2.6 mm T5 Torx screw 

Two 5.8 mm T5 Torx screws 

One 3.8 mm T5 Torx screw 

One 5.2 mm Raised Head T5 
Torx screw 

♦ One 3.5 mm T5 Torx screw 



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• Lifting from the side nearest the battery, rotate the logic board toward the top of the 
MacBook Pro. 

• Using the flat end of a spudger, carefully push the MagSafe 2 connector out of its socket 
on the bottom of the logic board. 



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Step 32 




• Remove the logic board assembly 
from the MacBook Pro. 



Step 33 — Speakers 




• Remove the following three screws securing the left speaker to the upper case: 

♦ One 5.6 mm T5 Torx screw 

♦ One 6.9 mm T5 Torx screw 
One 2.6 mm T5 Torx screw 

• Lift the left speaker out of the upper case and set it aside. 



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Step 34 




• Remove the following three screws securing the right speaker to the upper case: 

♦ One 5.6 mm T5 Torx screw 

♦ One 6.9 mm T5 Torx screw 
One 2.6 mm T5 Torx screw 

• Remove the right speaker from the MacBook Pro. 



To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. 



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